In America, over 1 million people live with HIV. Georgia in particular has been going through an HIV epidemic for quite some time. Since 2018, an HIV epidemic has been the status for Atlanta especially. In fact, according to Emory University, there are locations in the Atlanta area where the HIV rate is six-to-eight percent higher than other cities in the entire country.
Tuesday, Aug. 4 started off like any other day. What I experienced almost immediately later that night? I would not wish on my worst enemies.
Working in a restaurant is weird right now. Hell, everything is weird right now. The thing about serving during a pandemic, though… You see everybody – those who care too much, too little and those who seem oblivious to it all.
Lauren Townsend felt confident that the Lord had called her into nursing, but she didn’t quite realize exactly what that would entail starting her career in a global pandemic.
She said she felt thankful and excited to have gotten this job in February because in March, the hospital stopped hiring due to low funds.
Internships are being canceled. Companies are delaying start dates. At best, interns and new hires will work remotely, learning the ins-and-outs of the real world, though never leaving home. These are the most formative years for a young professional, and it seems, for many, they won’t even begin.
As she walks around Target, Kayla McManus-Viana, an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, feels like something is crushing her chest. Her fingers fidget, she says, as she sees all of the customers without masks.
Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue
For centuries, what has made news valuable and news organizations profitable has been the speed at which journalists collect and disseminate information.
This is useful for both commerce and public service. But the rush for novelty can prioritize sensationalism over depth, and elevate the newest tidbit of information over more important reporting.
When novelty replaces context, the ironic result is a less-informed but more up-to-date public.
For seniors, the spring semester typically means prom, senioritis, and graduation, a highly celebrated rite of passage into adulthood. Sadly, due to the persisting danger of having so many people gathered together, the class of 2020 will be missing the chance to celebrate this momentous occasion with their friends and family.